GLEAVES, Richard Douglas, Jr. died November 13, 2011


Richard Douglas Gleaves, Jr.

Richard Douglas Gleaves, Jr. 
(May 8, 1929 - November 13, 2011)


Richard Douglas (Dick) Gleaves Jr., age 82, of Murfreesboro, passed away at home surrounded by his family on November 13, 2011. He was born May 8, 1929, in Nashville and was a longtime resident of Murfreesboro. Dick was preceded in death by his parents Richard Douglas Gleaves and Carolyn Jones Gleaves and his first wife, Mollie Matheson Gleaves.

Dick loved life and pursued his many interests with passion. He enjoyed travel, good food, and good wine. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for more than sixty years, serving as senior warden three times. After working in the coal mines of West Virginia and as a door-to-door Bible salesman, he earned his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Dick retired as a major from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 20 years of service and worked in the insurance industry and later in real estate. He served as chairman and board member for Hospice of Murfreesboro.

Survivors include his wife June Hall McCash; sister Carolyn Lightfoot of Montgomery, AL; children Doug (Sandy) Gleaves of Murfreesboro, Stephanie (Terry) Poteete of Franklin, Andy (Nancy) Gleaves of Clarksville, and Beth (Clay) Smith of Gainesville, FL; stepsons Michael (Jill) Martin of Kenmore, WA, and Bren (Leah) Martin of Murfreesboro; grandchildren Michael Gleaves, Sarah Poteete Huffman, Mollie Poteete Dembek, Claire Poteete, Christopher Gleaves, Bonnie Smith, Jess Smith, Noah Martin, Nicholas Martin, Eric Martin, Gabe Martin, and Luke Martin; great grandchildren Kailyn Gleaves, Hailey Gleaves, and Katie Huffman; and nieces Carolyn Bunker and Amanda Finch.

A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at noon on Saturday, November 19, with the Rev. James K. Polk Van Zandt and the Rev. Gene Wise officiating. Visitation will follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Pipe Organ Fund.

Condolences may be made at 615-893-5151.